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Deborah Marie Bladow

February 9, 1957 — November 12, 2018

Deborah Bladow of Pine City passed away at her home on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the age of 61. 

Deborah Marie Engel was born February 9, 1957 in Cambridge, Minnesota to Joachim “Jake” and Kathleen “Kitty” Engel.   She grew up with her 4 sisters in the East Bethel/St. Francis area and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1975. In 1976, she welcomed her first born, Keith “KC” followed by her daughter Katrina in 1981 and rounded out her family with the birth of her son Jason in 1988. She eventually settled Pine City where she finished her office secretary certificate at Pine Technical College and followed that with a number of years of employment as a secretary with the Pine County Zoning Department and Pine County Administrator’s Office.

Deb loved flowers, books, family and God.  She surrounded herself with flowers in any way she could, and particularly loved the smell of lilacs.  She was often found with her nose in a book.  But most of all, Deb loved her family. She never missed an opportunity to talk about and show off pictures of her kids and grandkids, as well as her nieces and nephews, including her niece Jen and her kids and her Goddaughter Maria’s kids. She loved to spoil those kids and find ways to make them smile.

Deb is survived by her three children: Keith “KC” (Mayann) Bergin, Jr. of North Branch, Katrina (Dutch) Pierce of Pine City and Jason Slama of Finlayson; her four grandchildren: Ethean Wiechman, Sunny Wiechman, Caleb Pierce and Elliot Pierce; her mother Kathleen Engel of Blaine; her four sisters: Bobbi (Darren) Anderson, Tammy (Brian) Wheeler, Cindy (Richard) Lasser and Wendy Kachel; many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father Joachim “Jake” Engel.

Deacon Gene Biever will officiate memorial services for Deborah:  11 AM; Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A time for family and friends to gather will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Deborah Marie Bladow, please visit our flower store.

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